Analysis and handling of the instinct from Garmin.

And to begin with…

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your health?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The instinct may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this instinct is no exception.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the instinct could do for you.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
The manufacturer even announces a service life of 14 days.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.This watch is very comfortable to wear.Indeed, it is only 78 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The smartwatch designed for sports

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.We explain what instinct can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
With its weight of 78 grams, it is still one of the heaviest watches.
It includes GPS tracking.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

Is it suitable for all needs?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
It is one of the lightest watches – 78 grams.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

What about the instinct?

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications